Customers have unprecedented access to Hydro Extrusion’s vast network of 23 extrusion and fabrication facilities and 65 extrusion presses across North America, as well as engineering, product design, tool design/build, die manufacturing, in-house billet casting, remelt, assembly, and contract manufacturing operations. We offer the largest number of indirect presses in the market, with cross- tooling for large volume customers accompanied by extensive customer support.
With both 6000 series aluminum alloys and proprietary alloys in the 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, and 7000 series, in standard and special tempers, Hydro Extrusions offers a wide-ranging product line that provides opportunities for next-generation shapes and aerodynamic designs, including:
- Standard and custom shapes up to 22.5” circle size
- Seamless pipe and tube up to 15.375” OD
- Seamless mechanical tube up to 12” OD
- Structural pipe and tube up to 8.625” OD
- Thin wall superior quality and construction tube
- Structural and seamless custom hollow shapes
- Mine and irrigation pipe with Victaulic groove option
- Rod up to 12.125” diameter; the largest domestic size range available
- Square bar up to 8” thickness
- Rectangular bar up to 19.6” width
- Heat sinks ranging from ½" to 21" wide and fin ratios up to 19:1
- Specialty miniature extrusion with tolerances as close as +/- .001” based on shape and walls as thin as .015 inch
Few metals can surpass the strength, durability and flexibility of aluminum. Second only to copper in conductivity, aluminum resists oxidation, corrosion and rust, conducts heat well, is non-sparking and non-magnetic. Some alloys are nearly as strong as medium-grade steel, but lighter in weight and less expensive.
From beer cans to space station parts, aluminum can be extruded into a countless number of profiles for use in virtually every industry, for example:
Aluminum and steel are the most-utilized material in cars and trucks, and the shift from steel to aluminum is growing rapidly, primarily for the way aluminum increases vehicle performance, boosts fuel economy and reduces emissions. Aluminum also absorbs two times the crash energy as steel of equal weight. Body panels can be thicker but lighter than steel, and provide better dent resistance.
- Building & Construction:
Aluminum extrusions are indispensable in window and door frames, wall panels, roofing, fences, braided coaxial cable and wire housings. electrical fittings, couplings and valves, oil and gas drilling tubing and fittings, wide-span roof structures for bridge decks and arenas, heat exchangers, air coolers, heat-sinks, water, air and hydraulic piping and tubing, and many other applications. Aluminum is becoming an important material in the rebuilding of thousands of concrete and steel-reinforced bridge decks around the world.
- Renewable Energy:
Hydro Extrusion is a major supplier for the next generation of energy capture and conservation systems. We provide critical components to harness the Earth’s most abundant sources of renewable energy, taking advantage of aluminum’s unique properties - light weight, high strength, recyclability, natural corrosion resistance and ease of fabrication.
As you evaluate custom aluminum extrusion companies to take advantage of this remarkable metal in your products, consider the global resources of Hydro Extrusion.